Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thrifty Thursday-a Tablescape-And The Promise of a Bedroom Down Memory Lane


It's Thrifty Thursday!
Thrifty Thursday is a show and tell of sorts. It is time for you to showcase your thrifty find. It can be an old find or a new one. It might be something that you found at a thrift store, a consignment store, flea market, garage/yard sale, dumpster diving, even antique stores. It's it was a thrifty find, then it meets the requirements. I am not picky, It can be a great pair of boots & a killer vintage dress, jewelry, home decor, even fishing lures. It is your thrifty find. Tell me about it.Where did you find it? What is it? What do you plan to do with it or how do you plan to use it in your home? Do you want to sell it? Thrifty Thursday's are about the thrill of the hunt...and the treasure you found. So....do show and tell!
Be sure to grab a button and link back.

*****This week is going to be a little different though, I will be out of town from Thursday to Wednesday. I am going on a beach trip with the girls (in case you haven't heard), and I will also be cheering my son on in the state tennis tournament in Mobile part of that time.
Chandy of What Now Tablescapes, has graciously agreed to host Thrifty Thursday while I am out of town. Please drop by her blog, Sign Mr. Linky and get in on all the Thrifty Thursday fun!
Thanks to all who come and visit, those who participate in Thrifty Thursday, those that lurk and to Chandy....for braving TT! I sincerely am appreciative of you! I will return all the comments when I return. Your comments are important to me, so keep 'em coming!
Before I head south I wanted to share my Thrifty Thursday. For my girls beach trip, I wanted to do a little something extra for everyone. With 10 women going, I had to find a way to do something without breaking the budget. So...I shopped around for picture frames. I found some at Hobby Lobby, others at the thrift store. I looked for ones that had a wide space in the frame, where I would write something.
I came home with my 10 frames and spray painted them all black.
I purchased some of those paint pens in metallic at Hobby Lobby. I then decided on a verse for my frame. The one I chose: "The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau". I thought that was perfect, because words cannot describe our friendships, it is a bond between each of us that is indescribable,
In the frames, I put a picture of all of us together.

I forgot to take a pic of the frames completed. When I return from my beach trip, I will share it.

Today is also Tablescape Thursday.
Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the ever gracious and lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. I didn't have an opportunity to post a tablescape, but I can give you an idea of a couple that I have in mind for this weekend....



****Finally, I wanted to mention that my friend Misti from Studio M Designs is hosting a Childhood Bedroom Carnival. This was one that I really wanted to get in on, but didn't have time to go to my parents house and get pictures (between wrestling, tennis, and packing I ran out of time). I will do a post on my childhood bedroom, it sounds like a fun post! But in the meantime, please go by and spread some love to Misti. Maybe you can share your childhood bedroom. Perhaps you were destined to be a designer? Misti an actual designer, so I can only imagine the creativeness that was her bedroom. Besides, she has a great blog! Head on over to Misti's and please tell her Leigh sent cha!

Hope you have a great day and weekend!

27 comments:

Kirby3131 said...

Your friends are going to LOVE the frames. You did such a great job. I love the photo of you all.

Hmmm, those tablescapes look like they are of a Beach Theme! LOL

marty39 said...

Well I just showcased my thrifty finds in my tablescape. Sorry I should have made it a double post. The beautiful beach scenes are just wonder. I would love to be having dinner at any of them. Have a great trip. BTW, the frames look gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Chandy said...

Cool pics Leigh! The Thrifty Thursday Mr. Linky is up!

Have a great vacation!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Those frames are so cool! One of those "hit myself in the head moments", while saying why didn't I think of that? Great gift idea! Thanks for the shout out, and I was not quite the decorator back then, I just decorated all of my stuffed animals!

Hope you have a wonderful trip,
Misti

KBeau said...

Love the picture of you and your friends. Your handwriting is so pretty. Would love to see the finished product. I'm headed to Destin tomorrow. Should I look for you on the road?

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great idea! I gotta come back next week to join up. I'm always running late........story of my life!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Great idea! I gotta come back next week to join up. I'm always running late........story of my life!

Cynthia said...

Have a great trip Leigh! I love the frames you did- that is so inspirational. Cindy

ellen b said...

Ahh, maybe we'll see a tablescape like this when we attend our niece's wedding in Cancun this May :0)
Lovely. Happy TT!

justabeachkat said...

Hey, thanks for your visit tonight. Life has been crazy for us both. I can't believe how many of your posts I've missed until I read them all tonight.

The frames you made are wonderful...what a great idea. Easy too, but persoanl. I'd love to see the finished product when you get back.

Have a fun time.

Hugs!
Kat

Sheryl said...

What a great gift for your friends. Have fun!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I think your friends are going to love the frames with picture. It's such a thoughtful gift. Have a great time! I'm excited to see what you bring back to show us. ;)

Chari said...

Hello Leigh...

Girl, I can't believe you took the time out of your very busy schedule to come by...thanks my friend!!! Ohhh...your trip sounds glorious!!! I just know that you're going to have the time of your life!!! Best wishes...and have lots and lots of fun!!!

What a fabulous idea for gifts to take to your friends...they look beautiful!!! The best part...that you personalized them with a beautiful verse in your own handwriting...I'm sure that your friends will always treasure them!!!

Warmest wishes...
Chari

Hansonpatch said...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great vacations with the girls, and I love the gift idea. The frames turned out so cute!

Kammy said...

You are so craft ! I love it....
the pictures of the beach table settings are great ! I really want
a vacation now....
Hugs ~
Kammy

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love what you did with the picture frames.

Michelle said...

Cute idea with the frames. I'm sure your friend will love them!

"J" said...

OH MY GOSH!
I'm soooooooooooooooooooo going to COPY you!!!! =) lol

I'm going to make this for my friends that hosted my bachelorette party!!!! What a GREAT idea!!!! That ROCKS!!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!
I'll even pass on to them where I came up with this!!!! =)

"J" said...

PS - I know you are on the road!!!! I hope you have a SAFE and FUN trip!!!! I can't wait to hear about all your wild and crazy girls when ya get back!!!!!!!!!

Take lots and lots of pics!!!!!!!

I wished I could just jump on a plane and meet yall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ann said...

that pic of you and your friends is great.my gd and her friends just did one really similar last wk.
and MARLY MATLIN>i'm impressed.that is super nice.
i can't wait to see what you bring us...ann

LauraBeth said...

Have a great trip, Leigh!
I'm loving those frames, but the 2nd beach picture disturbs me - surely I can't be the only one who looked at that and thought "fire hazard"! I guess it's my "overly-cautious" coming out, or TJ has rubbed off on me more than I like to admit. At any rate, looking forward to your return!

Tracy said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! Love it and just might have to use that for my Bible study girls. ; ) Thanks for great inspiration.

Tracy

jennifer said...

What a creative idea for a gift. That they have writing from your own hand (your handwriting is gorgeous) makes it all the more special. I hope that you are having a good time Leigh!!

Barb said...

Great idea about the frames.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Glitter and Bliss said...

I hope you have a wonderful beach trip. Soak up some rays for me. :) Safe travels my sweet friend....

Christina said...

I am loving your frames. Great idea. I'll have to do something like this.

Have fun at the beach. I'm jealous.

Christina said...

I am loving your frames. Great idea. I'll have to do something like this.

Have fun at the beach. I'm jealous.